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The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest ~ Sir Thomas Moore ~


Monday, December 10, 2018

Dogs & December ...

He sat on the sofa basking in the sunshine, warming up.
We had spent a good couple of hours walking through the woods … I was picking up pine cones...
he was picking up scents :-D
Meeting up with a few younger dogs, he tried to catch up as they ran for balls running circles around him  …
His 10 year old legs prefer walking to running these days. I watch him with a smile on my face … what is it about your own dog? there is just none like them!
The white around his eyes, muzzle, chest and paws is more visible against his shiny black coat.
What a handsome boy he is!

Once home, I make a cup of tea & spend the remainder of the afternoon creating boughs to hang around the garden.
Cedar and pine cones simply tied with twine for the country look we love. Outside {and indoors} decorating is all finished now.
"my sunshine doesn't come from the skies. It comes from the love that's in my dog's eyes"
Brown eyes watching every move I make.
My Velcro dog x
"some people don't understand why my dog means so much to me.
That's ok, my dog does"

9 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

This is such a touching post and I absolutely love the quote!!!!

Such beautiful pictures of your precious guy. Sounds like you both had a wonderful day!! :)

Happy Holidays, Deb!!

Jane x

Blondie's Journal said...

Hey Deb...can I have permission to use the quote on my blog? It means so much to me.

Jane

Jeanne Caron said...

I love your postings.
Merry Christmas with much love.
Jeanne

Lisa Greenbow said...

I truly understand. Our Annie is getting very gray in the face. We don't know her true age but we think around 8 - 10. She too can't keep up with her 4yr old doggie friend but loves trying. She also love to lay in the sun when it is so cold outside. Even during summer I worry about her lying in the sun when it is so hot out.
Doesn't it feel good to get your holiday decorating finished! Now relax and enjoy.

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos . I know what you mean my Misty aka Miggs means everything to me to and she is my best buddy and we to love our walks , she is 9 years old now and has slowed down but then so have I over the years lol ! Nothing like the love and companionship of a dog . Thanks for sharing , Have a great week .

Deb said...

hi Jane ~ how lovely to see you had stopped by … I am usually on Instagram these days {my poor blog has suffered :-( and I am just now getting back to reading and replying to comments … yes, please use the quote - it is not mine, I stumbled across it and loved it too, but no name was mentioned to give proper credit}
Happy Holidays friend xo

Deb said...

hello Jeanne ~ thank you so much. wishing you a wonderful holiday season and all the very best for the new year xo

Deb said...

hi Lisa ~ like you, we don't know Archers "true age" either and he is quite possibly much older than we think. Give sweet Annie a kiss from me xo

Deb said...

hi Elaine ~ Miggs is so sweet ~ there really is nothing quite like the love of a dog and I treasure my daily walks with Archer who is always eager to head out no matter what the weather. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.